San Antonio - The second-ranked Tiger men's soccer team earned a 2-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference shutout victory over Southwestern (TX) University on Sunday afternoon.
Both teams got the offense going early, and it was Southwestern's counterattack which led to the first two scoring chances of the game in the fourth minute. The Pirates broke free behind the Tiger defense, and while Blake Lieberman was able to save the first shot, the ball was still loose in the box.
Southwestern found the ball quickly and got off another great chance, but this time it was Trinity defender Chris Madden clearing the ball off the line for the save.
Just over a minute after those two saves, Jacob Hallenberger sent a corner kick into the Southwestern box, and the attempted clearance by the Pirates went in for an own-goal to put Trinity up 1-0.
Less than 10 minutes later, Trinity was on the attack again with a corner from Christian Sakshaug went far post. Brady Johnston headed the ball back in front of the net, where a shot by Austin Michaelis was saved by the Pirates, but the ball was still bouncing around in front of the net.
After Southwestern headed the ball away from goal to try and escape danger, Guy Harris was there for a header of his own that fell for a Trinity score.
That proved to be the final goal of the contest, and Trinity's defense only allowed six shots after taking the 2-0 lead.
The eighth shutout of the season ensured Trinity of its ninth consecutive win, and the Tigers are 14-1-0 overall and 10-1-0 in SCAC play.
Guy Harris scored his first goal of the season, and the second of his career.
Blake Lieberman's four saves increased his total to 46 for the season.
The Tigers led the Pirates 20-8 in total shots, and 10-5 in shots on the mark.
Trinity remains at home for another SCAC weekend on Friday and Sunday, facing off against Centenary (LA) College and Austin (TX) College.